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10 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking

HomeUganda Safaris10 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking

10 Days safari brings you Uganda’s best primate watching destinations with interesting activities like chimpanzee tracking, mountain gorilla trekking, games drives, boat cruises among others. Some of the parks to visit include bwindi impenetrable forest, Murchison falls national park, kibale national park among others.

Itinerary Breakdown


– Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls from Kampala.
– Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise
– Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national park
– Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetland visit
– Day 5: Transfer Queen Elizabeth national park.
– Day 6: Game drive and boat cruise
– Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable N/P.
– Day 8: Gorilla trekking tour.
– Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and boat cruise
– Day 10: Zip lining transfer to Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary

Day1: Transfer to Murchison falls from Kampala.

Early morning after breakfast, the driver/guide picks you from the hotel and start on the journey to the famous Murchison falls national park. The journey itself is an experience of its own, it hits you with stunning sceneries of the savannah besides of the Gulu road. Cross the Karuma Bridge and have a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary to track the huge white rhinos, an experience that takes you close with the only white rhinos in Uganda. From here proceed to Masindi for a lunch break, after continue directly to the park, arriving in the evening check in at the lodge for refreshment, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation.

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise.

Have a very early morning coffee then head for a morning game drive to spot some of the big five including lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, Antelopes, water bucks, Jackson hartebeest, jackals and giraffes. The morning game drive gives you a chance to spot the nocturnal animals and the hunters before they return to their hideouts as well as the early risers. After the game drive, head to the lodge for breakfast.

In the afternoon after lunch, go for the boat cruise on the Victoria Nile which is an excellent spot in this park to view lots of wildlife species at a close and clear range. The wildlife likely to be spotted on a boat cruise ranges from hippos, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and many others that come to drink water to refresh themselves off the scorching sun and also to enjoy fresh grass along the banks of the river in the afternoon. Also spot reptiles like the Nile crocodiles and a number of bird spices. The boat goes to the base of Murchison falls and here you get a chance to see the most beautiful and powerful falls in the world. You can either choose to hike to the top of the falls or return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national park.

After having breakfast, transfer to fort portal, the journey will take you through the impressive country side landscape with rural setting and local population. After having lunch, you go for a Crater Lake hiking to gain impressive views of fort portal explosion crater. After, visit the amabere ganyinamwiru caves with the magical nyakasura river falling over them forming incredible waterfall. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation

Luxury: Primate Lodge

Mid-Range: Kyaninga Royal Cottages

Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetland visit.

Have an early breakfast then head to the park headquarters for briefing then after you will enter the forest to start the chimpanzee tracking whiling following the guide. Kibale national park is among the best primate destinations in Africa especially chimpanzee tracking. It accommodates a number of primates and other wildlife.

When you finally meet the chimpanzees, you are only given an hour to be with them. After tracking the chimpanzees, you will return to your hotel for lunch and short relaxation.

In the afternoon, go for nature walk at Bigodi wetland where you will get a chance to encounter a number of bird species. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury: Primate Lodge

Mid-Range: Kyaninga Royal Cottages

Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House

Day5: Transfer Queen Elizabeth national park.

Have breakfast, then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will go through the crater lakes. The journey will reward you with attractive scenic landscape. You will check in at the lodge and have lunch. You will spend your evening at the lodge.

Accommodation

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Budget: Queen Elizabeth Park View Tourist Lodge

Day6: Game drive and boat cruise.

After breakfast, go for the morning game drive and it will reward you with the sight of various wildlife like; elephants, lions, leopards, antelopes, buffaloes, hippos, and so many others. Later return to the lodge for relaxation and have lunch.

After having lunch in the afternoon, go for a boat cruise on kazinga channel. Still on this boat, you will sight many animals like buffaloes, antelopes, reptiles and so many others, as well as encounter a variety of bird species including the water birds. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Budget: Queen Elizabeth Park View Tourist Lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National park.

Have breakfast, then start your journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park the home of endangered mountain gorillas and this park accommodates half of the mountain gorilla population in the world, with over 15 habituated gorilla families. On this journey, you will get a chance to spot the climbing lions of Ishasha sector which are famous in Queen Elizabeth national park. You will have a lunch en-route and later proceed to the park. You will have dinner and overnight at the park.

Accommodation.

Luxury: Ruhija Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Bakiga Lodge

Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp.

Day8: Gorilla Trekking experience.

In the morning after having breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Then start the trek into the forest, the activity involves hiking through the thick forest searching for the gorillas. And when you meet them, you are only allowed to stay with the gorillas only for one hour, descend to the park headquarters and thereafter to your lodge for refreshment and lunch. You will spend the evening at your lodge.

Accommodation.

Luxury: Ruhija Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Bakiga Lodge

Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp.

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and boat cruise.

After having breakfast, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi the second deepest lake in Africa and one of the lakes that is free from bilharzia in Uganda and safe for swimming. The drive will reward you with magnificent landscape. Have lunch and after go for the boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. The boat cruise will reward you with the sight of the different islands on the lake and other surroundings.

Accommodation

Luxury: Birdnest Lodge

Mid-Range: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort

Budget: Supreme Adventure Park

Day 10: Zip lining transfer to Kampala.

After having breakfast, go for zip lining across the lake; however this is a bit challenging but rewarding with a great experience.Transfer to Kampala after this encounter, with a rewarding journey through magnificent sights and landscapes. Have a stop at the Equator and take some amazing photos. Have lunch at Kayabwe, and then proceed to Kampala.

End of safari.

Inclusive

  • 4 WD Vehicle
  • A professional English speaking Driver guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla / chimps permits
  • Game viewing experience
  • Boat cruises
  • Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities / service as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature

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